Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fleece-lined Knitted Hat Giveaway and Pattern

By Vicky Nardone
I can't wait for Spring to come!!  Here in Buffalo we've still got snow on the ground.  For that reason I've decided to do my first giveaway with a hat I just knitted with one of my favorite knitting patterns.  I actually got this pattern for free at Michaels in the yarn aisle.  I'm also going to share the pattern (from Loops & Threads) with you.  I've lined this hat with fleece as well for some added warmth in the cold weather.  It's super soft, cozy and warm.

Here's the pattern I used
Materials
  • 1 Ball of yarn (the pattern recommends Loops & Threads "Impeccable Glitter" Ruby yarn
  • Set of 4 size US 5 knitting needles
  • Set of 4 size US 7 knitting needles
Gauge
 19 sts and 25 rows = 4in with larger needles in stockinette stitch

Instructions
Cast on 80sts with smaller needles and divide over 3 needle.  Join in round and place marker on the first stitch.

Rnd 1: *k2, p2.  Repeat from * around.
Repeat round for 1in.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
Rnd1: *k10, M1. Repeat from * around (88sts)
Rnd 2 and alt rounds: knit
Rnd 3: *k11, M1. Rep from * around (94sts)
Rnd 5: *k12, M1. Rep from * around (104sts)
Rnd 7: *k13, M1. Rep from * around (112sts)
Knit 18 rounds.

Shape crown, Rnd 1: *ssk, k24, k2tog. Repeat from * around (104 sts)
Rnd 2 and alt rounds: knit
Rnd 1: *ssk, k24, k2tog. Repeat from * around (104 sts)
Rnd 3: *ssk, k22, k2tog. Repeat from * around (96 sts)
Rnd 5: *ssk, k20, k2tog. Repeat from * around (88 sts)
Rnd 7: *ssk, k18, k2tog. Repeat from * around (80 sts)
Rnd 9: *ssk, k16, k2tog. Repeat from * around (72 sts)
Rnd 11: *ssk, k14, k2tog. Repeat from * around (64 sts)
Rnd 13: *ssk, k12, k2tog. Repeat from * around (56 sts)
Rnd 15: *ssk, k10, k2tog. Repeat from * around (48 sts)
Rnd 17: *ssk, k8, k2tog. Repeat from * around (40 sts)
Rnd 19: *ssk, k6, k2tog. Repeat from * around (32 sts)
Rnd 21: *ssk, k4, k2tog. Repeat from * around (24 sts)
Rnd 23: *ssk, k2, k2tog. Repeat from * around (16 sts)
Cut thread and weave in ends.

I first made this hat at the beginning of the winter in red to match my work coat:
This is the red hat I made for myself
I added fleece to the insides of both hats this weekend because I was fining the hat wasn't as warm as I would have liked.

To enter just leave a comment below and make sure I have an e-mail to reach you at if you're the winner.  I will choose the winner with a random number generator.  The giveaway will be open through April 5th and is open to anyone in the continental US.
I hope it's starting to get warm near all of you!!

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